19 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

19 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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19 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6 h
1
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Sydney

11
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more), Kuranda (Wrights Lookout, Kuranda National Park, & more) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip website .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra (FlyWaco, SunJet Simulations, & more), Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker site .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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